Six Hours Short presents the World Premiere of The Lockout: A Musical.
How does the traditional musical theatre genre broaden its appeal beyond the geriatric set and the gay community? The creative team of Ben Fort and Jason Gallagher might have found the carrot to dangle to ensnare the sports-minded. Fort and Gallagher wrote the book, music and lyrics for a musical about the 2011 NBA lockout. The real life incident shut down the pro basketball season as owners and players disputed monetary contracts. Fort and Gallagher use sports reporters from a fictional ESPN-like channel to chronicle the sequence of events. And because this is a musical, Fort and Gallagher focus on the budding bromance between an owner and his new player prodigy.
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